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Originally founded by Tom McCann, Carlos Castrello, and Tracy Long to help with emergency relief after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Nantucket Cares' current focus is the war in Ukraine. 

We provide life-saving resources on an ongoing basis in Ukraine to orphanages, to those displaced within their homeland, and to refugees currently residing in centers throughout Poland.  

Tragically, Russia's war of aggression has destroyed the innocence of Ukraine's youngest and most vulnerable. There may be no greater evidence of this than the bullet-riddled children's slide we helped bring out from a civilian residential area in Irpin, Ukraine.

nov 29 - dec 4, 2022


We're thrilled to announce Nantucket Cares will be at Context Miami, displaying a stunning new art exhibit featuring work by board member Cheryl Fudge, and the slide we brought to America from Irpin, Ukraine. The art will be for sale, with all profits going directly to benefit Ukraine.  


On February 24th, 2022 the Russian army invaded Ukraine, launching missile and artillery attacks to major cities including the capital, Kiev. This invasion followed years of escalating tension between the two nations. Internally, thousands have died. Tens of thousands have been injured. Millions have been displaced from their homes. So far, nearly 7 million refugees have fled Ukraine for neighboring European countries. This is Europe’s largest humanitarian crisis since WWII.

Damage to residential areas and civilian infrastructure has made life impossible for average Ukrainians. There have been many reports of human rights violations inside the war zone, including crimes like the murder of women & children. Families have been ripped apart. Due to the war, millions of Ukrainians now lack access to a variety of basic necessities including food, medicine, and hygiene supplies. Those who fled their homes and country have been forced to abandon jobs, schooling, personal possessions, and so much more. These refugees are in desperate need of aid and relief.

The good news is, we can all help. Including you!

Acts of compassion, generosity, and humanity make all the difference in times like these. By donating directly to our relief efforts, you enable us to support those most in need. Millions of displaced individuals lack access to safe shelter, medical attention, and mental health services. With your support, we can help provide a brighter future for the survivors of this terrible war. 


Join Us

Even a small donation can make a big difference.

Help Ukraine today!


Our Partners & SPONSERS 

We're grateful to all our sponsors and partners who make this mission possible.
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